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Big Brother And The Holding Company Discography

Big Brother And The Holding Company were formed at the end of 1965. The initial line-up of the group was Sam Andrew, James Gurley, Peter Albin and Chuck Jones. Chuck Jones was replaced by David Getz in early 1966. Janis Joplin joined the group later in 1966. This line-up recorded and performed widely through to December 1968 when Joplin and Sam Andrew left and the group split up. Andrew, Gurley, Albin and Getz reformed the band in late 1969 with new members Nick Gravenites, Dave Schallock and Kathi McDonald. This version of the group split up in 1972. Andrew, Gurley, Albin and Getz reformed the band again 1987 since when the group has continued to perform with various line-ups to the present day.

Note that this discography does not include solo Janis Joplin recordings or recordings of JanisJoplin with other groups. Janis Joplin compilation are included only if they include Big Brother and The Holding Company tracks.

Additions, corrections and comments are welcome


Big Brother And The Holding Company: albums

info Big Brother And The Holding Company, Big Brother And The Holding Company, 1967
info Cheap Thrills, Big Brother And The Holding Company, 1968
info Be A Brother, Big Brother And The Holding Company, 1970
info How Hard It Is, Big Brother And The Holding Company, 1971
info Can't Go Home Again, Big Brother and the Holding Company, 1996
info Do What You Love, Big Brother And The Holding Company, 1998
info Hold Me: Live In Germany (CD), Big Brother & The Holding Company, 2006

Big Brother And The Holding Company: archive live recordings

info Janis Joplin In Concert, Janis Joplin, 1972
info Janis Soundtrack, Janis Joplin, 1975
info Cheaper Thrills, Big Brother And The Holding Company, 1984
info Big Brother & the Holding Company Live, Big Brother and The Holding Company, 1984
info Live At Winterland '68, Big Brother And The Holding Company, 1998
info Live in San Francisco 1966, Big Brother and The Holding Company, 2002
info The Lost Tapes, Big Brother and The Holding Company, 2008
info Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968, Big Brother and The Holding Company, 2012

Big Brother And The Holding Company: compilations

info Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits, Janis Joplin, 1973
info Pearl / Cheap Thrills, Janis Joplin / Big Brother And The Holding Company, 1978
info Anthology, Janis Joplin, 1982?
info Farewell Song, Janis Joplin, 1982
info Joseph's Coat, Big Brother And The Holding Company, 1986
info Janis Soundtrack, Janis Joplin, 1975
info Janis, Janis Joplin, 1993
info Cheap Thrills/I Got Dem Ol' Kosmic Blues Again Mama/Pearl, Janis Joplin / Big Brother, 1995
info 18 Essential Songs, Janis Joplin, 1995
info The Very Best of Janis Joplin, Janis Joplin, 1995
info Love Janis, Janis Joplin, 1999
info Ultimate Collection, Janis Joplin, 1998
info Box of Pearls: The Janis Joplin Collection, Janis Joplin / Big Brother & The Holding Company, 1999
info Super Hits, Janis Joplin, 2000
info Collection (Cheap Thrills/I Got Dem Ol' Kosmic Blues Again Mama/Pearl), Janis Joplin / Big Brother, 2000
info Big Brother 1st album/Greatest Hits/Live at Winterland '68, Big Brother / Janis Joplin, 2001
info Cheap Thrills / Pearl, Janis Joplin / Big Brother & The Holding Company, 2002
info The Essential, Janis Joplin, 2003
info Golden Highlights, Janis Joplin, 2004
info The Collection, Janis Joplin / Big Brother, 2005 / 2006
info Hits Collection, Janis Joplin, 2008
info Be A Brother / How Hard It Is, Big Brother and The Holding Company, 2008
info Janis Joplin, Janis Joplin, 2008
info Greatest Hits: Steel Box Collection, Janis Joplin, 2009
info Ball & Chain (DVD/CD), Big Brother & The Holding Company, 2009
info Playlist: The Very Best of, Janis Joplin, 2010

Big Brother And The Holding Company: singles

info Blindman / All Is Loneliness, 1967, Mainstream 657
info Down On Me / Call On Me, 1967, Mainstream 662
info Bye Bye Baby / Intruder, 1967, Mainstream 666
info Women Is Losers / Light Is Faster Than Sound, 1968, Mainstream 675
info Piece Of My Heart / Turtle Blues, 1968, Columbia 44626
info Coo Coo / The Last Mile, 1968, Mainstream 678
info Keep On / Home On The Strange, 1971, Columbia 45284
info Nu Boogaloo Jam / Black Widow Spider, 1971, Columbia 45502

Big Brother And The Holding Company: on videos/DVDs

info Casey Kasem's Rock 'n Roll Goldmine: the San Francisco Sound, Various Artists, 1987
info The Complete Monterey Pop Festival, Various Artists, 2002
info Nine Hundred Nights, Big Brother & The Holding Company with Janis Joplin, 2004
info Casey Kasem's Rock n' Roll Goldmine Boxed Set, Various Artists, 2004
info Hold Me: Live In Germany (DVD), Big Brother & The Holding Company, 2007
info Ball & Chain (DVD/CD), Big Brother & The Holding Company, 2009

Big Brother And The Holding Company: on various artist releases

info That's Underground, Various Artists, 1969?
info Heavy Hits, Various Artists, 1969?
info Rock Machine I Love You, Various Artists, 1969?
info 24 Solid Hits, Various Artists, 1970
info Heavy Sounds, Various Artists, 1970?
info Together!: The Music Of Our Time, Various Artists, 1971
info Different Strokes, Various Artists, 1971
info Rock's Greatest Hits, Various Artists, 1972
info 20 Power Hits, Various Artists, 1972
info World's Greatest Rock Festival (Reunion '74), Various Artists, 1974
info Great Rock Stars, Various Artists, 197?
info Somethin' Else Again!, Various Artists, 197?
info Classic Rock: Rock Renaissance, Various Artists, 1989
info Rock Classics Of The 60s, Various Artists, 1990
info Rock Goes To The Movies: Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1990
info Seems Like Yesterday, Vol. VI: Late 60's, Various Artists, 1990
info China Beach TV Soundtrack: Music & Memories, Various Artists, 1990
info Legends Of Guitar: Rock The '60s Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1991
info Monterey International Pop Festival Box Set: 25th Anniversary, Various Artists, 1992
info The Best of Tour of Duty, Various Artists, 1992
info The Best of the Rock Machine Turns You On, Various Artists, Various Artists, 1992
info Rolling Stone Collection 1967-1969, Various Artists, 1994
info The Rolling Stone Collection: 25 Years of Essential Rock, Various Artists, 1994
info Guitar Rock: The Late '60s, Various Artists, 1994
info Microdelia, Various Artists, 1995
info Home for the Holidays Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1995
info Psychedelic Perceptions, Various Artists, 1996
info Guitar Rock: The Late '60s Take Two, Various Artists, 1996
info Monterey International Pop Festival Box Set: 30th Anniversary, Various Artists, 1997
info Rock The Planet: Comin' Together, Various Artists, 1997
info Huckleberry Jam, Various Artists, 1997
info The Gold & Platinum Collection, Various Artists, 1997
info By George (& Ira): Red Hot on Gershwin, Various Artists, 1998
info Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas: Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1998
info The All Time Greatest Rock Songs Of The 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s, Vol 2, Various Artists, 1998
info Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack for a Century, Various Artists, 1999
info Rock: Train Kept a Rollin', Various Artists, 1999
info Hear It Now! The Sound of the '60s, Various Artists, 1999
info Superhits of Rock: 1965: 1979, Various Artists, 1999
info Bringing Out the Dead: Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1999
info A Walk On The Moon (Soundtrack), Various Artists, 1999
info Rockin' Out, Various Artists, 1999
info Ultimate Rock Classics, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 2000
info Rock Hits of the 60's, Various Artists, 2001
info Riding in Cars with Boys Soundtrack, Various Artists, 2001
info Live Concert Rock Classics, Various Artists, 2001
info Double Shot Of Blues, Various Artists, 2001
info Ultimate Jukebox Hits of the 60's, Vol 3, Various Artists, 2002
info Jukebox Hits of the 60's, Various Artists, 2002
info 40 Years of Jukebox Hits: The 50's, 60's, 70's & 80's, Various Artists, 2002
info Legends: Pluggin' In, Various Artists, 2003
info The Best Of Blues: Blues Corner, Various Artists, 2003
no info Born To Be Bad: The Best Of Blues Rock, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 2003
info Woodstock Generation, Various Artists, 2004
info Legends: Rock On, Various Artists, 2004
info Summertime: That Was Then, Various Artists, 2004
info Cry Max, Various Artists, 2005
info A Brief History Of The 60s, Various Artists, 2005
info Sensational 60's, Various Artists, 2006
info Blues Rock, Various Artists, 2006
info The Classic Sixties Collection: 60s Flashback, Various Artists, 2006
info Monterey International Pop Festival, Various Artists, 2007
info Flower Power: Age of Aquarius, Various Artists, 2007
info Flower Power (Box set), Various Artists, 2007
info Summer of Love: The Hits of 1967, Various Artists, 2007
info Love Is The Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970, Various Artists, 2007
info In the Spirit of '68, Various Artists, 2008
info Gonzo: Music from the Film, Various Artists, 2008
info Peace And Love, Various Artists, 2008
info Beginner's Guide To Blues Music, Various Artists, 2008
info Rock Songs: The Best Of 50 Years, Various Artists, 2008
info Heroes Of Woodstock, Various Artists, 2009
info Sixties Collected, Various Artists, 2010
info 100 Essential Tracks: 60s, Various Artists, 2010
info Flower Power: Music of the Love Generation, Various Artists, 2010
info Pure... America, Various Artists, 2011
info Pure... Psychedelic Rock, Various Artists, 2011
info Pure... Drive, Various Artists, 2011
info Haynes 60s: Ultimate Guide to the 60s, Various Artists, 2011
info Haynes: Classic Rock: Ultimate Guide To Rock Anthems, Various Artists, 2011
info Sunset Strip To Haight-Ashbury, Various Artists, 2012
info American Anthems: All Time Classics, Various Artists, 2012
info 60's Music Revolution, Various Artists, 2012
info 30 Stars Of Classic Rock, Various Artists, 2012
info Rock Heroes, Various Artists, 2012
info Pure... 60s, Various Artists, 2012
info Be_My_Baby_2: More Music From The Girls Of The Sixties, Various Artists, 2012
info Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues, Part 3: 1960-1969, Various Artists, 2012

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Last updated December 2012